I’d recently returned from a trip to Mozambique and Zimbabwe, and due to all the late nights and early mornings, I suspect that I’m a little sleep deprived. Anyhow, about two nights back, the Salma woke up to hear the little one shouting, and so she touched me on the shoulder to wake me up to go check. I woke up in a complete freak-out, scared to death for who knows what reason, and suddenly she’s having to deal with two screaming people in the house! She eventually calmed me down and then went to check on the little one to make sure that he hadn’t fallen out of bed. Weirdly, I’d never experienced an event like this before, and I’m not sure I want to experience it again, but I’m chalking it up to restless nights and sleep deprivation.
The DivineCaroline.com site has a list of six surprising consequences of a restless night, something I’m suddenly very familiar with. One of the consequences is something we’ve covered here at Utter Insanity before: night terrors. The description on the site sounds very much like what I’d experienced:
One who suffers from sleep terror disorder wakes up repeatedly in a frightened and anxious state, often screaming. There is no memory of the dream that caused the panic in the first place.
Other consequences of sleep deprivation include deteriorating relationships and a dramatic change for the worse in youjr sex life.
I don’t know about you, but I’m getting into bed much, much earlier tonight!